Is my company responsible for damage compensation?

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Is my company responsible for damage compensation?

I was in a fender bender while on the clock at work. My car was blocked in by 2 of my colleagues, they were parked illegally directly behind my car. While trying to reverse out, I hit a company truck. The factory manager saw when this happened and immediatley ran out to apologize it was his truck that was parked wrong and to tell me not to worry and that the company would cover damages. A few days later after the manager went with me to get estimates on repairs the HR manager now tells me that I am at fault and that the company will not pay for any repairs.

Asked on March 8, 2019 under Accident Law, California

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

The company is not liable for the property damage (cost of repairs) to your vehicle because you are at fault in the accident for hitting a parked truck.
You are liable for the property damage to the truck, and should refer the matter to your insurance carrier.


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